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BMCC One of 15 Colleges Nationwide to Win $1 Million NSF Grant for STEM Education

June 30, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has received a $1 million S-STEM grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), to promote STEM education among minority students. The grant project will be led by Computer Information Systems Professor Anna Salvati, Science Professors Lalitha Jayant and Adolfina  Koroch, and Mathematics Professor Abdramane Serme. The project, “Broadening STEM Participation Among Minority Students in an Urban Community College,” […]

City Tech Professor Receives 2016 AIA Award of Excellence

June 27, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

Professor Phillip Anzalone, AIA, of City Tech’s Architectural Technology Department, was honored with a 2016 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Award of Excellence on June 2 at the Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards Gala at the Vista Skylounge at Four Points in Long Island City, New York. Professor Anzalone and his team from the firm […]

Urban Soils Institute at Brooklyn College Raises Awareness About Lead in NYC Soil

June 27, 2016 | Brooklyn College

From left: Tatiana Morin, Zhongqi Cheng, Jonathan Russell-Anelli, Anna Minsky, Andrés Saldarriaga ’12, Sara Perl   At the Hart to Hart Community Garden in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, a group of scientists dressed in plaid shirts, t-shirts, and work boots collectively heave-ho a patch of soil they are mixing. There’s a gentle breeze passing through the […]

BNY Mellon Awards $50,000 Grant to BMCC Out in Two Program

June 23, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) recently announced that BNY Mellon has provided $50,000 in grant funding for the BMCC Out in Two Program scholarships. Founded in 1999 by BMCC President Antonio Pérez, the Out in Two scholarship program is designed to help more students graduate within two consecutive years. The BNY Mellon grant will […]

Hostos Nursing Student Earns Peter Jennings Scholarship Award

June 22, 2016 | Hostos Community College

Ever since Ivy Mensah was a little girl living in Ghana, she wanted to be a nurse. Later, when she became a mother and moved to the United States, it became her mission. A mission she is close to completing.

Hostos Lecturer Charles Rice-Gonzalez Honored By City Council

June 22, 2016 | Uncategorized

For years, Charles Rice-Gonzalez has been active in the LGBT community in The Bronx and beyond. On June 8 at City Hall, the longtime Distinguished Lecturer from Hostos’ English Department was celebrated by members of the New York City Council at its LGBT Pride Celebration.

City Tech Humanities Journal Complicates the Concept of Intoxication

June 22, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

The new issue of NANO: New American Notes Online, City Tech’s interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access journal, is now available online. Issue 9, “Intoxication,” is the result of a collaboration between guest editors Alexine Fleck and Ingrid Walker, the article authors, the interviewees, and NANO’s editorial team: Sean Scanlan, Ruth Garcia, and Rebecca Devers. Intoxication has long […]

BMCC Welcomes Diane K. Walleser, Vice President for Enrollment Management

June 21, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) welcomes Diane K. Walleser, the college’s first Vice President for Enrollment Management. In this role, Walleser will lead BMCC’s enrollment and recruitment initiatives, and provide strategic direction to the Admissions, Testing, Financial Aid, Registrar, Scholarship and International Student Recruitment offices. She will work closely with Karrin E. Wilks, Provost […]

CSI Alumna Attending Cornell University

June 20, 2016 | College of Staten Island

“Keep yourself busy, but remember to enjoy the ride.” This is the advice from College of Staten Island alumna Jasmine Calle ’16 who redefines the term “busy.” The Macaulay Honors College (MHC) graduate, who spent her college years feverishly conducting research, participating in student activities, and volunteering in the community, has been accepted to Cornell […]

Chleck family creates scholarship for science students

June 17, 2016 | City College

The Division of Science at the City College of New York is pleased to announce a generous six-figure gift from the Chleck Family Foundation for the creation of the Chleck Family Scholarship & Graduate Research Fellowship in Science.

BMCC Joins Nationwide Initiative to Create Open Educational Resource (OER) Degree Programs

June 15, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) has joined a nationwide initiative to make open educational resources (OER) — free, online textbooks — available to students, building their retention and graduation rates. The OER Degree Initiative is led by Achieving the Dream, Inc., and involves 38 colleges in 13 states. BMCC, along with Hostos Community College […]

Message from the President: BMCC Mourns Orlando Shooting Victims

June 13, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

To the BMCC Community: It is with deep sadness that we mourn the lives of 49 innocent people who were brutally murdered when a gunman opened fire inside the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida, on the early morning of June 12. I join our BMCC family of faculty, staff, students and friends, as we […]

Start Here, Transfer Anywhere

June 13, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

  In June 2016, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) conferred associate degrees to the largest graduating class in the college’s history — more than 4,200 students. Seventy-five percent of those graduates will transfer to a four-year college or university, with about half staying in the CUNY system. The rest will transfer to more than […]

Five undergrads selected for CCNY-MSKCC Summer Learning Lab

June 10, 2016 | City College

Five City College of New York undergraduates — Maria Chaname, Christian Kadima, Angel Morquecho, Valeria Serrano and Emily Zheng — will participate in a five-week program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in June and July. The students will study medical interpreting and be mentored as they work on individual, specialized projects involving translational cancer health disparities throughout New York City.

CSI Salutatorian Beginning as Port Authority Engineer

June 9, 2016 | College of Staten Island

As Tyler Franco ’16 stood at the lectern at the 2016 Honors Convocation, he told himself to “just enjoy this moment because it’s not every day that you get to do something like this!” Franco, a Macaulay Honors College graduate, delivered a moving speech at Tuesday evening’s ceremony in the Center for the Arts that was […]

Eight BMCC Students to Participate in Exploring Transfer at Vassar

June 9, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Exploring Transfer students Byeonghyeon So, Joanne Torres, Samantha Jean, Eunice Melendez and Professor Bill Roane Eight Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) have been chosen to participate in the Summer 2016 Exploring Transfer Program (ET) at Vassar College. BMCC has the largest cohort among the 15 community colleges nationwide that are participating in the program […]

Hunter’s 213th Commencement: The Best!

June 9, 2016 | Hunter College

“You are leaving a very special place,” Arianna Huffington told Hunter’s newest graduates. “The world needs what this place has taught you.” On June 2, at Madison Square Garden, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post addressed an ecstatic Class of 2016. Huffington paid tribute to the “amazing, inspiring and moving” life stories of […]

Hostos Students Attend Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference

June 8, 2016 | Uncategorized

This year, the Hostos Honors program — led by Co-directors, Professor Cynthia Jones and Professor Ernest Ialongo, and Program Coordinator, Karina Castro — took nine members of the Hostos Community College Honors Program to the Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC) Conference. Held from March 31 to April 3 in Cambridge, MA, the theme was Migration, and honors students from across the Northeast region examined that concept as they explored ways to encourage undergraduate honors learning.

Hostos Community College Celebrates Largest Graduating Class In Style At 45th Commencement

June 8, 2016 | Uncategorized

In a ceremony fit for a special anniversary, Hostos conferred degrees to its largest number of graduates in the College’s history on Thursday, June 2, at New York City Center.

Inaugural Graduate Research Conference at CSI Draws Crowds

June 6, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Are parents the ones who should be willing and able to provide sex education for their children? Is your favorite restaurant a healthy and safe choice of eatery? These are just some of the questions addressed at this year’s first annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC) at the College of Staten Island (CSI). For the first […]